Verizon Motorola Droid A855 (aka Tao/Sholes/Shules/Flash) Pre-Release Thread

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I know it wont once we see the entire thing, but from these shots, it looks like an oversized Dare
 
I was telling a friend about this thread. He says to me, let me ask you a serious question. His question to me, when is the last time Motorola sold a quality phone?

I had to think long and hard on this one and really couldn't come up with a good answer. So I'm asking you guys the same question. And for the love of god, nobody and I mean nobody can say the Moto Q.
 
So will the phone have eclair? Because with donut just being released, I can't imagine the phone being released this month with eclair. With an awesome looking screen like that, It would be ashame to release it without multitouch support.
 
wickcity said:
I was telling a friend about this thread. He says to me, let me ask you a serious question. His question to me, when is the last time Motorola sold a quality phone?

I had to think long and hard on this one and really couldn't come up with a good answer. So I'm asking you guys the same question. And for the love of god, nobody and I mean nobody can say the Moto Q.
Startac
Raxzr
Raxr2

Then the Tao from this thread.
 
speedfrek said:
Did anyone ever say what kind of battery life it has? That charging every day sux. I need it to last with minimum usage 2 days. I don't have access to power all the time. But like the rest of us I WANT this phone

I've yet to see a smartphone that doens't need to be charged almost daily. so the odds of the battery lasting 2 days are slim to none I would think. Then agian it all depends on how you use the device.

FAUguy said:
What google app is that? Just Google Maps?

If I'm not mistaken the this unit is running Ecliar I thought the newest version of Android was suppose to have Google maps 4.0

wickcity said:
I was telling a friend about this thread. He says to me, let me ask you a serious question. His question to me, when is the last time Motorola sold a quality phone?

I had to think long and hard on this one and really couldn't come up with a good answer. So I'm asking you guys the same question. And for the love of god, nobody and I mean nobody can say the Moto Q.

Guess it all depends on what mean mean by quality. WE talking build quality, call quality, overall quality including features...etc.

Tha being said I'd say the the same wnrussell mentioned along with the Maxx Ve besides the crappy VZW firmware it had. And seeing as you didn't want to hear the Moto Q I'll say the Motorola Napoleon ( ie Q9n or A4500) instead.
 
MYhofoUSERNAME said:
so how tall is this thing? seems really long...

Just under 4.5 inches if memory serves me correctly.

sadmedic said:
So will the phone have eclair? Because with donut just being released, I can't imagine the phone being released this month with eclair. With an awesome looking screen like that, It would be ashame to release it without multitouch support.

Yes it will have Eclair running on it. FYI it is the first phone to the market that will have Eclair running on it.
 
eclair yes
oversized dare but made of metal and very heavy ,yes
battery life is good but gps will wear it down quick
battery is very tiny
it is droid 2.0
and has a app market so you can dl tons of free apps or paid apps
youtube plays in full HQ,my pc doesnt even do that
the music player plays very clear and just loud enough.
the soft qwerty is so damn accurate it isnt funny
the hard qwerty board is like the htc i would say
phone is super slim and thin but like a large dare
the load time of pages is lightning fast.

i wish i could post h/w pics or screen shots but its under wraps tight.
i wonder where the other fellows are getting there pics from? *cough*
 
what are the differences between eclair and donut? i did a google search and couldn't find much difference.

very good to hear the browser is fast.
 
bill23 said:
eclair yes
oversized dare but made of metal and very heavy ,yes
battery life is good but gps will wear it down quick
battery is very tiny
it is droid 2.0
and has a app market so you can dl tons of free apps or paid apps
youtube plays in full HQ,my pc doesnt even do that
the music player plays very clear and just loud enough.
the soft qwerty is so damn accurate it isnt funny
the hard qwerty board is like the htc i would say
phone is super slim and thin but like a large dare
the load time of pages is lightning fast.

i wish i could post h/w pics or screen shots but its under wraps tight.
i wonder where the other fellows are getting there pics from? *cough*

thanks for the details on it bud. One thing that caught my eye and is really nice IMO is the fact it is made out of metal instead of the elcheapo plastic garbage we see from most other mfgs. Also nice to hear the soft Qwerty does a good job.

In your opinion how does the touchscreen in general hold up compared to an (yea I know I'm asking for trouble on this question) iPhone?

As for the battery life sounds good to me by what you say. As it seems to me any device use a lot of GPS kills the battery fast no matter what. I had to give up using the standard battery on my Napoleon because of that issue. When out on the golf course using my GPS app the darn thing wouldn't make threw 18 holes which is only around 4.5hrs.
 
Ark6 said:
The only reason I really care for it is that I really don't want to buy a phone now, only to be able to use it for 6 months of the 2 year contract, and I'm kinda reluctant to switch to ATT or Tmo for service.

And if that's the case, is Motorola cooking up some Tegra or Snapdragon handsets for 2010?

The Flash? We barely have any info on that phone besides it will have an 8MP camera and no QWERTY keyboard.
 
wickcity said:
what are the differences between eclair and donut? i did a google search and couldn't find much difference.

very good to hear the browser is fast.

One big thing is 2.0 has the mutlitouch feature if I'm not mistaken where the older version do not.
 
Very cool! Can you snap a pic of the keyboard? Thanks!
 
you guys make me want to throw my tour out the window.

is the screen glass of plastic?
 
gsibble said:
Very cool! Can you snap a pic of the keyboard? Thanks!

Not as of yet they can't. Needs to stay quiet still or there will be people who get in serious trouble. And IMO that is the last thing we need to do is get one or any of the contacts in trouble. We'd just be shooting ourselves in the foot for futures device info if that happens.
 
d1andONLYm said:
you guys make me want to throw my tour out the window.

is the screen glass of plastic?

Well seeing as the device is metal and not plastic like so many other devices if I had to guess it is tempered glass.

As for your Tour you more then likely will once this device is released. Heck I have 2 friends that just took there Tours back within the 30day trial period because this thing is coming. And they refused to get a Storm2 seeing as they both hated the original Storm which is why they went to the Tour.
 
how did they refuse to get a storm 2 when the storm 2 is not even out yet?
 
Simply by deciding they aren't interested I would imagine...
 
Is that like people deciding to get the Sholes when they don't even know what it looks like(if it looks different from the original pictures) or what it feels like in the hand or even if it works like its suppose to?
 
Aixelsyd said:
Well seeing as the device is metal and not plastic like so many other devices if I had to guess it is tempered glass.

As for your Tour you more then likely will once this device is released. Heck I have 2 friends that just took there Tours back within the 30day trial period because this thing is coming. And they refused to get a Storm2 seeing as they both hated the original Storm which is why they went to the Tour.
no returning the tour for me, i got it the day it was released.

CHRISTMAS!!!
 
kbman said:
Simply by deciding they aren't interested I would imagine...

That would be absolutely correct which is why they grabbed the Tour. And needless to say that didn't last long either.
 
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